I would make the “Winter is coming…” joke in the beginning of this post, but first of all, it’s old and I understand that most people would not be impressed with old and boring jokes; and second of all, winter is basically here, which means that your wallet, like any other substance, is going to shrink because of the cold. This is going to be one of those articles telling you how to save some money. We’re not talking about a whole lot, here, but we are talking about money you don’t need to throw away and let them go to waste. It may be just a few hundred bucks for the whole season, but that money is better invested in your kids’ (or even your own) Christmas presents, than making some fat CEO of an energy company even fatter. You will be amazed at how easy it can be to reduce your bills with just a few simple steps. If you’re not too lazy, you can spend a lot less on fuel during the winter than you’re usually used to spending. And not just the winter, but all year round, as well. So bear with me while I share the secrets and infinite wisdom of how to save money on fuel bills.
Check for better offers or change your supplier
I’m a creature of habit. So much so that I wouldn’t change something I’m used to for basically any reason unless I absolutely have to, even if it costs me extra. However, this is a huge mistake. If you want to save money, you should always be on the lookout for better offers or even even better providers. You will be surprised at how much you can save if you actually have a look at what different companies are offering. You can do that by actually comparing prices, or even looking at the mail you’re getting. Some of the best offers you can hope for are buried under an enormous pile of large bills. This doesn’t have to be the case. Just look at the offers.
First, look at your own provider right now has to offer. There might be special promos you’ve missed, holiday price reductions (25% off sure sounds sweet) and more. Of course, your provider might not offer anything of the sort, but you won’t know unless you ask.
Make sure you’re not using an excess of energy
Most people don’t realize this, but they use way more energy than they need to. Whether it’s due to bad insulation, or due to bad habits, it’s still an excess that can be reduced significantly. This shouldn’t be something you ignore because you don’t think that it matters enough. Like I said, we are talking about sums serious enough that can make the difference between buying a older generation and a newer generation console (since this is also a hot topic) or something else, for example.
If you make sure your home is well insulated, then you’re going to use less energy by default because more heat will be concerved within the premises. This will affect your yearly bills and can be easily insured by doing a small run to the home depot and asking the store clerk what do you need in order to do it. Store clerks are helpful and knowledgeable, so they will definitely know what to do and will guide you through the way to do it based on the size of your home, location, number of rooms, etc. Other than that, make sure that your home is not sauna and you should be all good.
Auhtor Bio: Jane Mires works as a manager of http://www.moveoutcleanlondon.co.uk/end-of-lease-cleaning.html and always tries to save money from unnecessary things.
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